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Vetrimycin is an injectable, broad-spectrum, long-lasting antibiotic that contains oxytetracycline. It is useful in treating acute metritis, wound infections, leptospirosis, wooden tongue, pink eye, foot rot, colibacillosis, scours, shipping fever, and pneumonia in swine and cattle. 

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What is Vetrimycin?

Vetrimycin is a long lasting broad spectrum injectable antibiotic containing oxytetracycline that treats a wide range of diseases caused by susceptible gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria in cattle and swine.

Who is Vetrimycin for?

For use in swine, dairy cattle, and beef cattle.

Why use Vetrimycin?

Vetrimycin is an injectable, ready-to-use, long-lasting solution that treats a variety of diseases in swine and cattle.

How does Vetrimycin work?

Oxytetracycline interferes with the production of essential proteins in bacteria. In the absence of these proteins, bacteria are not able to grow, reproduce, and multiply. Therefore, this medication effectively puts an end to spreading infections, and any surviving bacteria eventually die on their own or are killed by the animal's immune system.

Manufacturer:

VetOne

Active ingredient(s):

Oxytetracycline

How is Vetrimycin sold?

200 mg/ml 100 ml, 200 mg/ml 250 ml or 200 mg/ml, 500 ml

What are the side effects of Vetrimycin?

Hypersensitive animals can have an anaphylactic or allergic reaction to oxytetracycline, which can prove fatal in some cases. Signs of such a reaction include:
  • Prostration
  • Mouth frothing
  • Skin plaque eruption
  • Glassy eyes
  • Labored urination
  • Labored defecation
  • Labored breathing
  • Swollen sheath and scrotum in males
  • Swollen vulva in females
  • Swollen anus
  • Swollen muzzle
  • Swollen ears
  • Swollen eyelids
  • Muscle trembling
  • Hair erection
  • Restlessness
    Recovered pregnant animals can have subsequent abortions. Upon discovery of any sign of an adverse reaction, withdraw use, administer the appropriate dose of epinephrine, and contact your veterinarian.
  • After administering intravenously, shock can occur, particularly when high concentrations are used. To mitigate this possibility, Vetrimycin should be administered slowly when injecting intravenously.
  • Shortly following injection, certain animals can experience short-term hemoglobinuria and related dark urine.
  • Like all antibiotics, this medication can cause non susceptible organism overgrowth, including fungi. Lack of appropriate response or new symptom development could suggest nonsusceptible organism overgrowth.
In any of these scenarios, contact your veterinarian.

Because bacteriostatic medications can interfere with penicillin's bactericidal properties, Vetrimycin and penicillin should not be administered concomitantly.

What special precautions are there?

  • Milk withholding period is 96 hours and meat withdrawal period is 28 days.
  • Wear eye protection, gloves, and protective clothing while administering.
  • Severe eye irritation can occur.
  • Harmful when swallowed.
  • Not for use in humans.
  • Keep out of reach of animals and children.

What to do if overdose?

Contact your closest emergency pet hospital.

How can I store Vetrimycin?

Store in a dry and cool environment.59°-86°F (15°-30°C). Prevent freezing.

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DOSAGE:
 
Cattle: Vetrimycin is to be administered by intramuscular, subcutaneous, or intravenous injection to beef cattle; dairy cattle; and calves, including preruminating (veal) calves.
A single dosage of 9 mg of Vetrimycin per lb of body weight administered intramuscularly or subcutaneously is recommended in the treatment of the following conditions:
(1) bacterial pneumonia caused by Pasteurella spp., (shipping fever) in calves and yearlings, where retreatment is impractical due to husbandry conditions, such as cattle on range, or where repeated restraint is inadvisable.
(2) infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis (pink eye) caused by Moraxella bovis.
Vetrimycin can also be administered by intravenous, subcutaneous, or intramuscular injection at a level of 3-5 mg of oxytetracycline per lb of body weight per day. In the treatment of severe foot rot and advanced cases of other indicated diseases, a dosage level of 5 mg/lb of body weight per day is recommended. Treatment should be continued 24-48 hours following remission of disease signs; however, not to exceed a total of 4 consecutive days. Consult your veterinarian if improvement is not noted within 24-48 hours of the beginning of treatment.
 
Swine: In swine a single dosage of 9 mg of Vetrimycin per lb of body weight administered intramuscularly is recommended in the treatment of bacterial pneumonia caused by Pasteurella multocida in swine, where re-treatment is impractical due to husbandry conditions or where repeated restraint is inadvisable.
Vetrimycin can also be administered by intramuscular injection at a level of 3-5 mg of oxytetracycline per lb of body weight per day. Treatment should be continued 24-48 hours following remission of disease signs; however, not to exceed a total of 4 consecutive days. Consult your veterinarian if improvement is not noted within 24-48 hours of the beginning of treatment.
 
For sows, administer once intramuscularly 3 mg of oxytetracycline per lb of body weight approximately 8 hours before farrowing or immediately after completion of farrowing.
 
For swine weighing 25 lb of body weight and under, Vetrimycin should be administered undiluted for treatment at 9 mg/lb but should be administered diluted for treatment at 3 or 5 mg/lb.

Main Ingredients

Oxytetracycline

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